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FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news and nato reports it has a military plan ready should it need to defend turkey from an attack by syria. that statement is its strongest since syrian forces last week began firing shells across the border into turkey. it also ignites new fears that that vicious civil war in syria could soon turn into a regional conflict. a civil war that activists say left more than 30,000 people dead. syria claims the deadly artillery attack last wednesday was an accident, an outcome of that civil war. but it's important to note that many rebels used turkey as a safe haven to launch attacks against the syrian regime. so there is that. now turkey reports it has moved additional military assets to the border region, including more than two dozen f-16 fighter jets. jennifer griffin on the top story at the bottom of the hour. she's live at the pentagon tonight. it looks like it can be contained? >> well, there has been six days of artillery fire across the border between syria and turkey. at first it looked like it
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
discussion in u.s. and nato policy on how to pull out. >> i wanted to introduce to you, sir, just last weekend the number of americans killed in afghanistan hit 2,000. is there a point at which the cost just becomes too great and we pull out. are we already there? >> well, i think the american people have backed off this struggle. two thirds of americans don't support it. they're running 6 or 7 billion a month. this year, we have lost a company-sized unit from nato, killed or wounded by afghanistan security forces. so the trust has eroded between nato and the troops. so i think again, we're headed towards the door. does it revert to civil war when we're out, or can the government resort to civil war? >> well, you bring up nato. and the actions have is stopped them from working with the afghans. the mission was to get in there, train the afghans to lead the country in a position that they could take care of it themselves. so what is the mission now for nato? >> well, there is a good argument, the taliban said that hey, the americans are trying to wait out their position, we're trying to
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
and get the rhetorical backing from its nato allies. but they have continued shelling. this is not all sophisticated military. they're trying to destroy. and we've had reports from syrian opposition activist that's are syrian army casualties as a result of the turkish strikes. >> and a few analysts are suspecting that syria's attack on turkey may have been orchestrated by either the assad regime or the rebels in an attempt to pull turkey into the syrian conflict. do you have any evidence of that? >> reporter: at this point, no. i mean i understand both points of view and the rational towards making them. at this point it is hard to understand why the president would want to further complicate his life by drawing in his key neighborhood backer of the syrian rebel movement and also has the backing of nato. that is hard to understand. yes, there's a lot of logic as to why the rebels would like to see turkey come more in their side militarily and, of course, turkish artillery is doing their job for them now, destroying some syrian military regime targets there. but those theories require e
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in the north and says that is a precursor to invasion. nato top official says the alliance is ready to defend turkey for a tillry and mortar fire from syria continues. correspondent leland vittert has details from jerusalem. >> lined up in fighting position, turkish artillery pointed guns toward the syrian border. five of the last six days, they have returned fire against syrian positions. with tensions between the country increasing turkey trucked in reinforcements and reportedly deployed f-16 jets to the border region. today, the country commanderring general inspected the troop and the nato secretary-general promised help if turkey needs it. >> we have all necessary plans in place to protect and defend turkey. >> once an ally of the syrian president bashar assad, turkey flip support to the rebels. and now provides a safehane for fighters. >> -- safe haven for fighter fighters. the wail of ambulances signals more wounded rebels coming from life-saving treatment in turkey. much of the ammunition and weapons use in the rebel street to street combat comes across the same border, flowing in to
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
. the nato commander says the alliance is ready to step in to defend turkey from syrian aggression. leland vittert is keeping an eye on this very serious situation live from jerusalem. leland? >> reporter: jon, what's most concerning right now is that those artillery skirmishes between the syrians and the turks are continuing unabated. we are now beginning to get to the second week of those artillery skirmishes which are continuing. the nato chief of staff is saying that he is ready and his forces are ready to defend turkey against outside aggression by syria. and this comes as turkey is now beefing up its artillery, tank military presence and then also moving forward some f-16 fighter jets, forward deploying them to near the syrian border which has become increasingly intense over the past week or so. this can serve not only as a warning to the syrians, but also a little bit of trying to cool down tensions inside of turkey. nato is trying to keep this from escalating into a full war, but from the syrian perspective, this nato warning certainly puts the feeling that if there is a war betwe
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
they invoked the defense clause of the nato treaty and called for an emergency meeting in brussels. the other thing turkey has been doing over the past month or so is massing forces along their border, and those forces both the tanks and their artillery was used in artillery barrages that lasted about 18 hours against targets there inside syria. as for the syrians, they say this was an accident, they promise it will not happen again, and it appears as though the syrians have enough problems on their hands, they do not want to start a war with turkey going forward, though, you do have a dangerous dynamic set up here. all of a sudden now curbing key is on a war footing. it is ready for respond. if the syrian rebels under a swag operation launched a shell into turkey to try to draw a response that is something that could turn he's artillery barrages in an all-out war that could happen in a matter of a couple of hours in the middle east. right now the next 48 hours are going to be the most critical. we think the syrians have decided to take their licks, they have not yet responded to the t, rsk i
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in afghanistan and chechn chechnya. >> rick: a number of afghan soldiers attacking nato soldiers is on the rise but to troops on the ground the green on blue attacks as they are called are much more complicated than a appear in reports. fox news senior military analyst oliver north is at a special operations base near kabul, afghanistan. colonel? >> reporter: there are a lot of these kinds of events that do occur out here, no doubt about it. but, the fact is most of the casualties inflicted are not on nato and u.s. forces, it is on the afghans themselves. we've been to several bases where a small number of special operators are out training the afghan local police, and, security personnel, and here's just some of what we have seen the last several days. today we traveled to a remote out post, three marines were killed in a recent green on blue attack and i asked the element leader about the effects of the incident. >> in the aftermath of some of these other events, have any of them ever come to you and said, we are sorry about what happened? >> yes, sir. i -- we've become one of the village and
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that the turmoil in syria will spread to a nato ally, turkey. turkey unleashed a hailstorm of shells on syria today, in retaliation for a mortar attack, from syria, that killed five civilians including women and children. today, turkey's parliament approved, quote, further military strikes. the turkish prime minister tweeting, "we do not want war with syria but will protect our borders and retaliate when necessary." >>> and back here at home, a health alert. the cdc warning about a growing outbreak of meningitis. at least five people have now died, 35 cases across six states. some patients suffering from stroke, stroke-like symptoms. the cause? apparently, tainted steroid shots for back pain. nearly 9 million americans use them, so, which ones are believed to be putting people at risk? here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: doctors worry this outbreak of fungal meningitis is spreading, potentially affecting more than 1,000 americans recently treated for back pain. with needles that were tainted by a fungus during manufacturing. >> the contaminated medication was a steroid. it was put into a syri
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
at at an event in chicago. bill: nato has a plan to protect turkey as it rages in syria. leland vittert is live in jerusalem watching all this as the violence with turkey, is it getting better or worse or worse, leland. >> reporter: it's about the same. the syrian syrians send a shell over, the turks respond with a an artillery barrage. this is day six or seven of this and it's very concerning. the turks are beginning to amass men, equipment, f-16's are goi going. they don't thing things are going to get worse and nato is there to defend. second of all it cuts to the syrians as a warning. remember the west has been loathe in order to try to military intervene in syria. if a war breaks out between turkey and syria it's very clear the gloves will come off. bill. bill: there is a bombing in damascus, how significant was it this time? >> reporter: another very big bombing is coming from the al-qaida off shoots operating inside syria. it shows how many foreign fighters are coming into the country, inside syria, these are hard-core jihaddists organizing car bombs against some of the syrian leadership
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
louder. fueled in part by the deaths, murders of nato troops by afghans they are training, so-called green on blue attacks have claimed nearly 50 lives thus far this year. and the killings, they're taking a toll on the troops in the field. here is what nato's secretary-general told britain's guardian newspaper just this week. quoting here, quote, there is no doubt insider attacks have undermined trust and confidence, absolutely. the secretary-general told the guardian nato's withdraw could come sooner than expected and those attacks have also frustrated, angered those who lead the troops. just this past sunday general john alan, the isaf commander, voiced his frustration on "60 minute minutes". >> i'm mad as hell about them. we're going get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> with the headline that one in the guardian, proclaiming the withdraw could be sped up and with general alan saying, mad as hell about the attacks, i can't help but remember the
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
, there will be no flexibility with vladmir putin. and i will call on our nato allies to keep the greatest military alliance in history strong by honoring their commitment to each to vote 2% of their gdp to security spending. today only three of the 28 nato nations meet this benchmark. i will make further reforms to our foreign assistance to create incentives for good governance, for free enterprise and for greater trade in the middle east and beyond. i will organize all assistance efforts in the greater middle east under one official, with responsibility and accountability to prioritize efforts and to produce results. i will rally our friend and our allies to match our generosity with theirs. i will make it clear to the recipients of our aid that in return for our material support, they must meet the responsibilities of every decent, modern government, to respect the rights of all their citizens including women and minorities. to insure space for civil society, a free media, political parties, and an independent judiciary. and to abide by their international commitments to protect our diplomats and our pro
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mean, turkey has a huge army, anderson. it's the second largest army in the nato military alliance. the last thing the syrians really need right now when they've lost so much of their own territory to syrian rebels is to take on a huge armed force like turkey. but turkey also has a lot to lose. i mean, it's had a booming economy in recent years that has slowed somewhat. it is fighting a kurdish pkk insurgency in southeastern parts of turkey. it has a booming tourism industry. it does not need a major conflict, another one on its borders with syria right now, which could further destabilize relations with major trading partners like russia and iran, who are strong supporters of the assad regime in syria. >> we'll continue to watch it. ivan, thanks. >>> we will obviously continue to follow that. let's check in with isha and the "360" bulletin. >>> nearly month after the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, an fbi investigation team got to the site and spent only a number of hours in the city. for security reasons, they traveled with u.s. military support. four americans w
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
camps. today the prime minister issued a stark warny to syria raising fears in nato that the next time may be different. more turkish troops were moved to the border today. the state department appears to be backing the turks. >> we believe that the turkish parliaments truth strengthened deterrence and sends a strong message to the syrian government. make no ms. stake this was syrian shells that initiated this whole incident the syrians apologized for ther rent shell this week but then filed a shell again today. >> harris: that's the two countries that border each other. what about the opposition inside syria the people that want the government out has had unexpected gains in the past 24 hours. >> well, in fact, not far from damascus to the east of damascus the rebel opposition took over a base that looks like it's home of many of the antiaircraft missiles that the syrian regime have been using. they took over that base. they were celebrating on top of those antiaircraft missiles. the question now, harris, is whether they know how to use them. jennifer griffin, thank you very much. abu
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in syria, and over 100,000 refugees in our nato allied turkey, destabilization in the region and now missile or arms being fired between syria and turkey, our nato ally for whom we have obligations but the same approach resulted in iran getting much, much closer to nuclear breakout, resulted in the 20 embassies that had demonstrations. >> but what about the specific -- the specific -- >> american flag burned and the black flag of al qaeda raised and american ambassador killed. >> the specific point that collin just made if you give shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles to some guys they could shoot down israeli aircraft? how do you prevent that? >> well, how you prevent it is not waiting until it's out of hand. you get involved earlier. you anticipate the problem. you lead. that's why you work with the opposition a year ago, not waiting until may when it's being crowded out by extremists. that's why you start to arm the moderate opposition early this year. not wait until late may before you let some of our friends do it. yes, it gets tougher when you fail to act and you know what? i
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
.s. foreign policy, saying u.s. and nato forces are preparing to flee afghanistan in disgrace. romney is expected to call the withdrawal of u.s. force has politically timed retreat. >> for the last four years, we've had a foreign policy led by a president who believes the strength of his personality is going to get people to do the right things. well, we've seen fires burning in u.s. embassies around the world. we need the strength of american military, america's economy and america's principles if we're going to keep this world more safe and preserve liberty. [ cheers and applause ] >> the white house would obviously dispute that. we're going to hear a lot more talk about foreign policy in coming weeks and probably afghanistan. not just because of world events, but also because that last presidential debate is going to focus exclusively on foreign policy. steve, gretchen and peter. >> steve: indeed. doug l thank you. >> gretchen: now it's time to bring in donald trump on the heels of that foreign policy discussion. good morning to you, mr. trump. >> good morning. >> gretchen: so what
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that they could negotiate he with elements loyal to mullah omar or the a cane the aquani network. the pentago taliban doesn't specialize in talking but in shooting. they were willing to give it a chance but they didn't really believe, many of the generals i've spoken to that it would get off the ground. gregg: what are officials saying about where the talks are heading in. >> what weiree hearing is that the re
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